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In 2019 Leila Schayegh founded her ensemble La Centifolia. La Centifolia means "the hundred-petaled one" and is the name of a lush rose variety with a beguiling fragrance that enjoyed high popularity from the end of the 16th century. Leila Schayegh's new ensemble wants to share the exuberant joy of the abundance of grandiose music with its audience. The musicians were brought together by the desire to make music with like-minded friends and to explore playing and playing styles.

The ensemble  is dedicated to the music of the early to late Baroque. La Centifolia celebrated its premiere at the Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival, where its concert of Couperin's Apothéoses was recorded by the Kulturradio des rbb and broadcast as part of the ARD Radio Festival in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Further engagements led the ensemble to the Heinrich Schütz Music Festival as well as to the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth. Leila Schayegh is winner of the Diapason d'or de l'année, the Editor's Choice as well as the Best List of the German Record Prize. She leads her ensemble to success with the same clear line far off the beaten track: "To think of one's own take on Bach is one thing, but to be able to present it in the concert hall to the point, is by far the more difficult thing. Chapeau!" (Nordbayerischer Kurier)

In the coming seasons, the program includes concerts at the Konzerthaus Wien, at the Thüringer Bachwochen, as well as with Christoph Prégardien at the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival and at the Wigmore Hall in London. The ensemble's first CD - "Ciaccona!" - was released in early 2023.


Upcoming concerts

17.05.2024, Vevey (CH)



18.05.2024, Vevey  (CH)




27.09.2024, Maulbronn (D)